Management & Organizational Leadership

College of Business & Public Administration
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Major Requirements

The Management and Organizational Leadership major requires 28 credits beyond the Drake Curriculum and Business Core requirements. All students gain valuable knowledge and experience with management and leadership skills. 9 of these 28 credits come from the students’ chosen track where students have the unique opportunity to gain specific skills based off of these tracks.

  • Track One: Organizational Sustainability and Resiliency
    • Students will gain skills in project management, database management, managerial accounting, and environmentally-focused decision-making
  • Track Two: Human Resource Management
    • Students will gain skills in setting compensation and benefits, leading through diversity, recruitment and applicant assessment, and performance evaluation and management. Note that this track is academically aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) academic standards.
  • Track Three: Business Communication
    • Students will gain skills in virtual communication, feedback delivery, vision communication, participative goal-setting, and website design
  • Track Four: Non-Profit and Public Management
    • Students will gain skills in working across for-profit, non-profit and public organizations, public accounting, public economics, grant writing, strategic political communication, and advocacy and lobbying
  • Track Five: Entrepreneurial Management
    • Students will develop the skills necessary to start their own business, create a breakthrough niche in an industry, or bring entrepreneurial know-how to their future workplace.

The specific graduation requirements can be found in the undergraduate catalog*.



Tentative Course Schedule

The Drake Curriculum

The Drake Curriculum, required of all undergraduates, is designed to help students meet personal and professional goals as they acquire fundamental knowledge and abilities in ten Areas of Inquiry, including communication, critical thinking, artistic experience, historical consciousness, information and technology literacy, international and multicultural experiences, scientific and quantitative literacy, values and ethics and engaged citizenship. Students work closely with their academic advisers to craft a program of study in general education that prepares students for civic and professional leadership.

The Drake Curriculum also requires first-year seminars, which foster development of critical thinking and written and oral communication skills through a topical focus; and a Senior Capstone, in which students demonstrate the capacity to bring information, skills and ideas to bear on one project. More information on the Drake Curriculum can be found here


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